Landscape Scale Restoration and State Fire Assistance Grant pre-proposals being solicited

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) is currently soliciting pre-proposals for two competitive grant programs; Landscape Scale Restoration and State Fire Assistance.

Landscape Scale Restoration Grant
Nevada’s urban and rural ecosystems are continuously threatened by the invasion of non-native species, vegetation diseases, development disturbances and destructive natural events such as floods and wildfires. NDF is providing a funding opportunity made available through the USDA Forest Service, which enables cooperators to identify natural resource restoration and apply for funds. Funds may be used to implement restoration treatments that reduce negative ecosystem impacts such as wildfire and noxious weeds and improve or restore urban/rural forest and rangeland health, recreational opportunities, water resources, riparian areas and wildlife habitat.

State Fire Assistance Grants
NDF is also seeking pre-proposals for the State Fire Assistance program that would help cooperators identify and implement hazardous wildfire fuel reduction projects to mitigate community losses from wildfires. Funds may be used for costs associated with implementing on-the-ground hazardous fuels reduction projects, information and education campaigns relating to Wildland Urban Interface issues and homeowner and community action projects.

Proposed projects must be implemented on state and/or private lands located in Nevada. Projects on federal lands are not eligible.

Pre-proposals must be submitted on the approved forms available on the Nevada Division of Forestry website at http://forestry.nv.gov/grants/. The site also contains a more detailed description of the criteria, including deadlines, instructions for eligibility and the scoring criteria that will be used to rank applications. Pre-proposals must be received by the Nevada Division of Forestry as prescribed in the grant guidance documents found on the website. Late, incomplete, or faxed pre-proposals will not be accepted.

For more information contact Ryan Shane at (775) 684-2511.